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  • Vacation destinations in northern Iran: Gilan awaits you with wonders 2021-04-16 18:49

    Vacation destinations in northern Iran: Gilan awaits you with wonders

    TEHRAN - The lush green Gilan province, bounded by the Caspian Sea and the Republic of Azerbaijan on the north, is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Iran.

  • From mazy bazaars to nomadic lands: Visit Iran in a slow, no-tech fashion 2021-04-14 10:45

    From mazy bazaars to nomadic lands: Visit Iran in a slow, no-tech fashion

    TEHRAN – Hiking along the southern coasts of the Caspian Sea, discovering secret side streets in a tiny Iranian village, walking through labyrinthine bazaars, or roaming down a rain forest path to rural cottages are some of the most memorable experiences can happen only on foot.

  • Annual budget for forest protection doubles 2021-04-13 18:02

    Annual budget for forest protection doubles

    TEHRAN – Iran has increased the budget for forest protection by two folds in the national budget bill for the current [Iranian calendar] calendar year (started on March 20), head of the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWMO) has said.

  • Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared 2019-12-30 19:23

    Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts is preparing a comprehensive plan for developing tourism around coastal areas and forests in the country.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest) that spans from the south of Azerbaijan to about 850 km eastward to the Iranian provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan. 2019-11-29 18:48

    Iran’s prehistoric Hyrcanian Forest still unknown to many

    TEHRAN – Iran’s UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest), dating back some 50 million years, is a unique place that is still unknown to many.

  • Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran 2019-11-09 19:31

    Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran

    TEHRAN – Amongst wanders of the nature is sudden climate change when you pass Iran’s northern Mazandaran province for Semnan in its south. Here the Owpart region acts like an elevated natural barrier, dividing lush jungles from the harsh, sun-scorched desert lands.

  • New plan replaces banned exploitation of endangered Hyrcanian Forest 2019-09-02 20:15

    New plan replaces banned exploitation of endangered Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – A new plan on sustainable management of Hyrcanian Forest and natural resources has been prepared; through which exploitation of the endangered forest will re-continue in line with sustainability, deputy director for the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has announced.

  • Gilan province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 10% 2019-08-28 18:19

    Gilan province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 10%

    TEHRAN – Foreign arrivals in the northern province of Gilan has increased by 10 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), from the corresponding period a year earlier.

  • Hyrcanian Forest in Iran 2019-07-06 19:42

    Precious Hyrcanian Forest loses 25,000 ha annually

    TEHRAN – Some 25,000 hectares of Hyrcanian Forest in northern Iran undergo fragmentation mostly due to land use changes for agricultural and residential purposes, wood smuggling and overgrazing, an official with the national network for environmental and natural resources organizations has said.

  • Kundhavi Kadiresan 2019-06-18 09:41

    By Kundhavi Kadiresan

    By 2050, what if we can’t see the forests or the trees?  

    Most of us are familiar with the old saying that sometimes we ‘can’t see the forest for the trees.’ But what if I told you, at our present rate of exploitation of our forests and depletion of our natural resources in Asia and the Pacific, that we run the risk of not seeing the forests OR the trees by the middle of this century?

  • Wildfire in forests in Marivan, western province of Kordestan, in August 2015 2019-05-04 08:28

    Iran’s DOE to launch rapid response programs in fire-prone areas

    TEHRAN — With the onset of the warm season Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has ordered initiating rapid response programs in fire-prone areas across the country.

  • ‘Proper vegetation cover could reduce flood damage’ 2019-04-28 22:37

    ‘Proper vegetation cover could reduce flood damage’

    TEHRAN – Distinguished environmentalist Mohammad Darvish has said that loss of vegetation cover and conversion of forests to rainfed farmlands has caused the country to be more vulnerable to flooding as proper vegetation cover could reduce flood damage.

  • ‘Further measures required to preserve forests’ 2019-03-06 21:56

    ‘Further measures required to preserve forests’

    TEHRAN – Iran's forest area is approximately 12 million hectares with 0.2 hectares per capita, which is one quarter of the world average, so attention to preserve the forest areas must be four times the global attention, faculty member of the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands has said.

  • Leader plants trees on national tree planting day 2019-03-06 21:52

    Leader plants trees on national tree planting day

    TEHRAN — Concurrent with National Tree Planting Day, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei planted two fruit tree saplings on Wednesday.

  • Wildfire incurs loss of $13,000 per ha to forests nationwide 2018-08-06 09:52

    Wildfire incurs loss of $13,000 per ha to forests nationwide

    TEHRAN – Forest wildfire brings heavy economic burden amounting to 560 million rials (about $13,000) per hectare for the country, the commander of the forest protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • A view of Alimestan forest in northern province of Mazandaran 2018-07-22 16:08

    Protecting forests is key to conserve water resources, says expert

    TEHRAN — Forest are essential to water cycle and protecting forest plays a key role in saving water and reducing evaporation, a professor of geology at Shahid Beheshti University has said.

  • Fire in forests in northeastern Iran extinguished 2018-06-23 08:55

    Fire in forests in northeastern Iran extinguished

    TEHRAN – A fire which swept through some three hectares of forests in northeastern Iran has been put out successfully, an official at the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Arasbaran protected area in ٍEast Azarbaijan province 2018-04-27 20:19

    Cadaster to help save national land areas from land grabbers

    TEHRAN — Initiating cadaster in Iran would save national land areas from land grabbers, an official at Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.